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Referencing

Citing Biblical Resources

based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition

The Bible

The Bible. New International Version, Zondervan, 2002.

In-text: This beatitude refers to man's disposition before God (New International Version, Matt. 5:5). This same idea is seen in the Psalms as well (Ps. 37:11).

Peterson, Eugene H. The Message. NavPress, 2002.

In-text: In his contemporary translation of the Bible, The Message, Peterson gives fresh expression to Psalm 23.

Bible Commentary

Moo, Douglas. Romans. The NIV Life Application Commentary, Zondervan, 2000.

In-text: One commentary examines Paul's discussion of the Holy Spirit in Romans 8 in a helpful way (Moo 249).

Bible Dictionary/Encyclopedia

Badcock, Gary D. "Calling/Vocation." Dictionary for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Baker Academic, 2005, pp. 94-96.

In-text: In his entry on calling and vocation he examines how calling is understood throughout the Bible (Badcock 94-95).‚Äč

Bible Handbook

Perrin, Nicholas. "Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus." The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall, Baker Books, 2011, pp. 670-71.

In-text: Describing Jerusalem, Perrin examines the economic diversity of the city (670).

Bible Software

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. InterVarsity Press, 1993. Accordance Bible Software, Bible Study Collection (Version 11), OakTree Software, 2014.

In-text: Keener shows the importance of knowing Bible background (4).

 

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